Category Archives: Quality of Life

Why Greater Reading, PA? Top 8 Reasons

#1 Home of Innovators Greater Reading is home to a number of innovative companies such as Isolator Fitness, Frevon (creator of the Ball Cannon) and TAB Industries. This is in addition to long established businesses and some of our largest employers – Sweet Street Desserts and East Penn Manufacturing – both companies were founded in  Continue Reading »

The Millennials Are Coming

What Does this Mean for Economic Development? Aaron Gantz, MPA | Marketing Manager Has anyone else heard the word “Millennials” recently? This word lumps a large group of people born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s into a group people are paying A LOT of attention to as of late. Why should we  Continue Reading »

Small Biz in Berks #shoplocal

Shopping local and supporting small businesses has been a hot topic. Many people don’t realize the benefits of shopping local and supporting small businesses instead of shopping at big box retailers. There are many advantages to both you and your community when you shop local. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance came up with a list of  Continue Reading »

Five Reasons Why College Grads Should Stay in Greater Reading

Now that you’ve graduated from college it’s time to decide if you want to move back home with mom and dad or find a place of your own. With a tight budget and a lot of uncertainty, this decision is a tough one. Good news! Greater Reading, PA offers many opportunities to its residents of  Continue Reading »

There’s a lot to love about Greater Reading

From the beautiful quality of life to the outdoor trails, there’s a lot to love about Greater Reading. The staff at GREP weighed in on some of their favorite activities and why they love Greater Reading.  Jon Scott What is your favorite thing to do in Greater Reading? “My favorite thing to do is go  Continue Reading »

Turning challenges into a blueprint for prosperity

It is slated to be a vital year for economic development in Berks County. There are a number of critical initiatives that are going to be occurring to move our community forward. In 2014 we addressed areas of opportunities and challenges. Whether an opportunity or challenge, all identified priorities require a long-term commitment to create  Continue Reading »

Signs of Progress in Downtown Reading

Once called the second poorest city in the state, Reading this year took major steps toward an economic rebound – so much so that the movement rates as one of  the top business stories of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The city’s downtown is leading the surge – despite a devastating October fire  Continue Reading »


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